Entering into the nave of Sts. Florus and Laurus Church

Entering into the nave of Sts. Florus and Laurus Church
«Entering into the nave of Sts. Florus and Laurus Church»

The church of Saints Florus and Laurus was constructed in Mihali, the district of Suzdal, in the year of 1803 to venerate Christian martyrs of the 2nd century, patron saints of horses and horsemanship. The old-fashion style of the small winter church resembles classical "warm" temples of Suzdal. The altar sector is very large - not semi-round but square, with three adjacent windows. The sanctuary (also called the altar or holy place) is divided from the nave (the temple proper) by not big but very attractive three-tier wood-carved gilded iconostasis (flat screen with icons) painted with bright green color. The green color is the color that symbolizes the Kingdom of Green Life on Earth and the color of hope to save the Fallen World. The shining gold of the frames of iconostasis means God-like power and victory of the Kingdom of Glory.

Photo #385 taken on July 25, 2013 during long distance countryside tour to Suzdal and Vladimir with my dear repeat client from Canada, Ana Miceta.

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